Arcol.hu hotend V4 vs. plastics

Printing with different plastics

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Plastic type Supplier Printing temperature Works Who
ABS red 2.87-2.95mm (2.95) reprapsource.de 248C OK me
ABS red 2.86mm reprapsource.de 245C OK tomcee
ABS white 2.97mm reprapsource.de 245C OK me
PLA cabinet white 2.84mm ultimachine.com 205C OK tomcee
ABS blue 2.86mm reprapsource.de 255C OK tomcee
PLA many colours 2.9mm DiamondAge NZ ~180C (see setup) great! Triffid Hunter
ABS silver 2.9mm DiamondAge NZ ~205C (see setup) great! Triffid Hunter
ABS Black 3.15mm Lybina Australia ~205C (see setup) (still testing) Triffid Hunter

Table explanation

Some small explanations about the columns.

Plastic type: ABS or PLA, the color and the real diameter (measured with caliper) specified.

Supplier: Who sells the plastic. The plastic may originate elsewhere (eg. China).

Printing temperature: This is what we put in the software (slic3r's config.ini) to get good prints. So that is what the thermistor measures (according to the temperature table in firmware). In reality the extruded plastic is at lower temperature.

Works: If we have problem with it. OK, NOT OK, Workish

Who: The person, who tested the plastic. One plastic can be tested by different person.

My setup

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hotend: Arcol.hu hotend v4, 0.5mm nozzle, 100k thermistor
software: Marlin, Pronterface, Slic3r 0.6 (0.7 has buggy bridge support)

Tomcee's setup

hotend: Arcol.hu hotend v4, 0.5mm nozzle, 100k thermistor
software: Sprinter

Triffid-hunter's setup

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hotend: Arcol.hu hotend v4 (with his own thermistor!), 0.35mm nozzle, 100k axial thermistor
software: marlin, pronterface, slic3r git master with own patches.

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